OnDemand Supply Chain Blog

[On Demand Supply Chain News Blog]: Leaping and Looking

The Global Supply Chain Institute at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam School of Business has just published an important white paper that explores the secrets to supply chain success. In all, the authors described more than 250 documented best practices of high performance organizations (HPOs).  The Silicon Valley

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[On Demand Supply Chain News Blog]: Roller Coasters And Conveyor Belts

What drives an economic expansion? Low interest rates, maybe, tech innovation or pro-business government policies? Think again, says author and former hedge fund manager Andy Kessler in a recent Wall Street Journal column (tiered subscription access). He argues that the long boom cycles of recent years are actually driven

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[On Demand Supply Chain News Blog]: While You Were Shipping

Magical Thinking In the Truckload Industry?(Journal of Commerce; limited free subscription access). A Cowen Inc. survey shows that truckload carriers’ optimistic expectations don’t match current market trends. The most recent measurements from the Cass Truckload Linehaul Index suggested a reduction in the rate of price increases from 11.1 percent

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[On Demand Supply Chain News Blog]: The Transformation Goal.

A seldom-told detail from the legendary basketball game in which Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points makes for a fascinating story, as told by Malcom Gladwell on his “Revisionist History” podcast. But it also offers some cautionary lessons for supply chain leaders about how hard it can

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[ ONDEMAND BLOG ] – LET’S GET PHYSICAL ABOUT DIGITAL

The social supply chain was a-twitter at last week’s big conference thinking about how future physical and digital supply chains can merge.Their idea is that technology can model what’s actually going on inside warehouses and factories, as well as in the transportation links between facilities.

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